Job Opportunity – Youth Program Instructor

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Job Description

The Kinbridge Community Association Youth Program Instructor will facilitate and lead a variety of structured and unstructured programs and activities for youth ages 10 to 18. The program offers participants a place to hang out, socialize, play games/sports, access computers and internet, organize special events and assist one another with homework. The successful Youth Program Instructor will co-lead each program.

Job Description:

  • Assist with the planning and delivery of programs in accordance with all Centre policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Plan, develop, and implement activities based upon the program plans and youth input
  • Provide leadership and supervision to program participants and volunteers
  • Ensure proper set-up and clean-up is completed
  • Attending all scheduled events and offsite trips
  • Distribute and collect program evaluations
  • Report on a minimum weekly basis to direct supervisor
  • Maintain proper and accurate administrative records
  • Attend and actively participate in all training/orientations, staff meetings, and special events

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications of this position include:

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Leadership skills and the ability to take initiative within a group setting
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Strong Communication and organizational skills required
  • Experience working with youth
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • High Five (Principles of Healthy Child Development) Certificate
  • Provision of current, acceptable police record check (if over 18 years of age)

Program Information:

Times: Tues. to Fri. 6:00pm to 9:00pm;

Occasional Saturdays & Sundays

Locations: Various Locations in Neighbourhood

Start & End Dates: September 2017 to June 2018

Submission Deadline: Sunday August 20th, 2017 by 5:00pm

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you.

Job Type: Contract

Job Opportunity – Youth Development Coordinator

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Job Description

Kinbridge Community Association (KCA) is an organization providing recreation and education programs and social supports and services in two neighbourhoods in South Cambridge. We are seeking a dynamic Youth Development Coordinators that will be responsible for the overall delivery of the Youth Programs. You will engage youth to identify their needs, strengths and interests to help create opportunities and quality programming within their neighbourhood. The Youth Programs run all year round. Programs include structured and unstructured on-site and off-site activities geared towards youth ages 10-18 years.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build positive relationships with youth in their community
  • Supervising program staff, sites and youth
  • Assist with orientation and ongoing training to staff and volunteers
  • Assist with researching, developing and coordinating program planning and implementation
  • Providing outreach activities throughout the neighbourhoods
  • Maintaining accurate program records
  • Collecting, reviewing and overseeing program plans and delivery
  • Communicate with the Supervisor regularly
  • Attend organizational and facility meetings as required.

Qualifications of this position include:

  • Post-secondary education relevant to youth, social services and/or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with marginalized/disengaged youth
  • Experience working collaboratively with youth, community members, team members and community partners
  • Experience in developing and implementing youth programming
  • Demonstrative skills in conflict and behaviour management and resolution
  • Experience with supervision of 7 or more staff, youth and volunteers
  • Ability to work flexible hours (days, evenings and weekends) on a regular basis
  • Computer skills (Microsoft word, excel, publisher)
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • High Five (Principles of Healthy Childhood Development) Certificate
  • Completion of a satisfactory police record check

Application Procedure: Please email a resume and a 1 page cover letter detailing how your skills and experience would contribute to your success in this position.

Deadline for Resume Submission is Sunday August 20th, 2017 by 5:00pm

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you.

Job Type: Part-time

 

Job Opportunity – Recreation Instructor

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Job Description

The Kinbridge Community Association Recreation Instructor opportunity to lead a variety of different programs; Cooking and Baking, Arts & Crafts, Special Events and P.A. Day Camps. These programs are designed for all ages 3-15 years to participate in a fun, social, healthy and active environment. Programs are 10 week sessions.

Job Description:

  • Provide leadership and supervision to program participants and volunteers
  • Apply problem solving and behaviour management techniques as needed
  • Plan, develop and implement structured activity lesson plans for programs
  • Distribute and collect program evaluations
  • Report on a minimum weekly basis to direct supervisor
  • Maintain proper and accurate administrative records
  • Ensure proper set up and cleanup is completed
  • Attend and actively participate in all training/orientations, staff meetings, and special events

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications of this position include:

  • Completion of Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Leadership skills and the ability to take initiative within a group setting
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team and independently
  • Flexible working hours
  • Strong communication and organizational skills required
  • Experience working with children and / or youth
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • High Five (Principles of Healthy Child Development) Certificate
  • Provision of current, acceptable police record check (if over 18 years of age)

Program Information:

Program Times: Mon. to Fri. 3:30pm to 7:00pm;

Occasional Saturdays & Sundays

Locations: Various Locations in the Neighbourhood

Start & End Dates: September 2017 – June 18

Submission Deadline: Sunday August 20th, 2017 by 5:00pm

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you.

Job Type: Part-time

 

 

Meet Joe-Ann

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_DSC8938Joe-Ann McComb is the Executive Director of Kinbridge Community Association for the past 11 years. Joe-Ann passionately engages community in creating a neighbourhood of belonging.

Joe-Ann leads a team who actively engages and empowers community through positive relationship building and the facilitation of programs and services that embrace equity, inclusion and diversity. Her volunteerism and professional career in the nonprofit sector gives her 30 years of experience committed to community development with all ages from pre-birth to seniors, meeting people where they are at. Joe-Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University specializing in Therapeutic Recreation and Community Development. She was a National Trainer for Families and Schools Together Canada and a graduate of the pilot “Certificate in Senior Management and Leadership” through Conestoga College.

As a senior leader and Board member in social service and recreation organizations, Joe-Ann is continually motivated by the creative solutions of individuals and communities when they work together. Her Board service include Family and Children Services including term as President and the Alliance for Children and Youth including term as Vice Chair. Joe-Ann is excited to continue engaging and learning alongside people to create a space where everyone can belong.

 

Areas of Expertise: Community Development; Nonprofit Organization Leadership; Building Networks, Relationships and Capacity.

Job Opportunity – After School Senior Leader and Junior Leader

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Job Description

The Kinbridge Community Association After School Senior Leader and Junior Leader will have the opportunity to facilitate and lead a variety of activities, games and crafts for children ages 6 to 12 years old. The program is designed to provide participants with physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition, wellness and personal health education in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Job Description:

  • Provide leadership and supervision to program participants and volunteers
  • Apply problem solving and behaviour management techniques as needed
  • Review existing program plans and complete new plans for program
  • Distribute and collect program evaluations prior to program end date
  • Report on a minimum weekly basis to direct supervisor
  • Maintain proper and accurate administrative records
  • Ensure proper set up and clean-up is completed
  • Attend and actively participate in all training/orientations, staff meetings, and special events

Other duties as required

Qualifications of this position include:

  • Post-secondary degree (senior instructor positions)
  • Complete a police record check (if over the age of 18)
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification
  • Experience working with children
  • Leadership skills and the ability to take initiative within a group setting
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team and independently

Assets for this position include:

  • Safe Food Handling Certificate
  • Training in Conflict Resolution
  • Behavioral Management

Program Information:

Program Times Monday-Friday 3:00 to 5:30 pm

September 5, 2017 to June 29, 2018

Location(s):

John Dolson Centre/

St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School, Cambridge

New Hope (TBD)

Submission Deadline: Friday August 20th, 2017 by 5:00pm

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cambridge Winterhawks

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CWH Logo- Rally TowelThe Cambridge Winter Hawks are our local Junior Ice Hockey team who rock at building community capacity! Last year their partnership and support in coordinating local charities to participate in their weekly 50/50 draw raised thousands of dollars for charities across Cambridge. We are thankful that Kinbridge Community Association is one of them!

To date, Kinbridge has raised $1,505.00. We look forward to working together again in the 2017-2018 season.

Thank you Cambridge Winterhawks for inviting KCA back to participate in this seasons 50/50 charitable fundraising opportunities.

Young Philanthropy

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leadershipMeet Haedin, one of KCAs youngest and most dedicated volunteers. His compassion and passion for giving back to the community can be seen in the many events and programs he assists in. From picking up litter in our annual Earth Day event, serving food at our Volunteer Recognition dinner, helping decorate the hall for Breakfast with Santa, serving hot dogs at our Bike Rodeo or just playing outside with local youth, Haedin can always be counted on for a smile and good attitude.

This past Halloween Haedin asked his mother “…instead of buying candy to give out to kids at home could they buy candy for the community centres to give out…” which his mother happily obliged. Staff were able to make enough bags of candy to give out to all the local kids who visit the centres.

Thank you Haedin.

KCA Youth Champion

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abdul1Abdul was recognized as the 2016 Youth Volunteer of the Year in the Southwood Neighbourhood. He is such a positive asset for our Youth Committee.  Abdul is friendly, punctual and willing to pitch in wherever he is needed.  We look forward to work with you and endless supply of amazing ideas. Thank you Abdul!